City of Hope surgeon Laura Crocitto, M.D., talks about vitamin E and prostate cancer

October 17, 2011 | by

You may have heard talk on the news about a link between vitamins and prostate cancer. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association  reveals that men should be more aware of the vitamins and supplements they may be taking.

The SELECT study enrolled more than 35,000 healthy men across the country and found that those taking high doses of vitamin E over a seven-year period had about a 17 percent greater risk of prostate cancer compared to men taking a placebo.

Laura Crocitto, M.D., clinical associate professor of surgery in City of Hope's Division of Urology and Urologic Cancer, gives a summary of the trial on video  and lets men know what they should take away from the results. You can also learn more in interviews she gave to the Wall Street Journal (subscription may be required) as well as ABC7 Eyewitness News.